The Housing Authority of the City of Pompano Beach (HAPB) was created in November of 1951 as a Public Housing Authority, pursuant to Section 421 of the Florida Statutes for the purpose of providing safe, decent, and sanitary rental housing for low income families. Under the Housing Act of 1956 through the U.S. Public Housing Administration, the HAPB began providing housing for farm laborers at the location currently known as Golden Acres, funded by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Rural Development. Currently, the HAPB owns 176 farm laborer units. Additionally, the HAPB entered into an Annual Contributions Contract with the U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to provide 118 low income public housing units at locations known as Blanche Ely Estates and Ben Turner Ridge. The devastation caused by Hurricane Wilma in 2005 to the public housing units forced the HAPB to demolish its Public Housing properties and relocate its families using Section 8 Vouchers provided by HUD. To date, the HAPB's housing portfolio consists of 1,096 HUD Housing Choice Section 8 Vouchers, and 176 USDA units, 302 tax credits units, 10 units at Ben Turner Ridge, among other programs.
The HAPB is committed to:
- Providing decent, safe, and sanitary housing – in compliance with program housing quality standards – for very low income families while ensuring that family rents are fair, reasonable, and affordable.
- Promoting a market-driven housing program that will help qualified low-income families be successful in obtaining affordable rental housing and increase the supply of housing choices for such families.
- Creating positive public awareness and expand the level of family, owner, and community support in accomplishing the PHA’s mission.
- Expanding housing opportunties to families who are in the low to moderate income bracket ensuring that they have access to rental housing that is affordable.
- Encouraging self-sufficiency of the families through support and services needed to improve financial skills, achieve long-term employment and possibly achieve homeownership.